curb weight

noun

: the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As Mercedes continues to fine-tune the production model, engineers are not yet ready to offer a curb weight, coefficient of drag, or range figure. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2022 These include engine type, transmission type, wheelbase length, curb weight, fuel consumption rate and more. Dallas News, 22 Nov. 2022 Theon Design hasn’t published performance figures, but with a curb weight of just 2,789 pounds, its 911 restomod feels blisteringly quick. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2022 With a curb weight of 4969 pounds, 10-piston front calipers and six-piston rear calipers clamp onto carbon-ceramic brake rotors to slow the Dragon down. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 Can dog food for active dogs help curb weight gain? Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 12 Oct. 2022 Its hefty 4,795-pound curb weight kept it planted cresting hills. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 19 Dec. 2022 Handling is lithe, and the 55's 518-pound heavier curb weight compared to the regular Q5 is barely noticeable. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 18 Jan. 2022 Despite a hefty curb weight of 4,806 pounds (the lightest dry weight is 4,482 pounds), the vehicle has a power-train configuration that propels it from zero to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds and allows a top speed of 193 mph. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 13 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curb weight was in 1949

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“Curb weight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curb%20weight. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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